In the final issue of ‘The Walking Dead,’ series creator Robert Kirkman penned a goodbye to the fans and revealed why the comic had run its course. Now, we’ve learned that this has all been a lie. With the book coming to a close at issue #193 instead of 200 or 300 it felt like a milestone had been missed.
It turns out that Robert Kirkman wasn’t at all interested in milestones. In fact, he wasn’t even interested in running out of story ideas.
No, the series creator delivered a headshot to zombie Rick Grimes and the rest of ‘The Walking Dead’ for the sole reason of not having to expand his bookshelves. Here is the proof which he shared in a Tweet to fans everywhere:
— Robert Kirkman (@RobertKirkman) August 9, 2019
There you have it, folks, 16 volumes of the hardcover editions fit perfectly in Kirkman’s bookshelf, and that is why ‘The Walking Dead’ has come to an end.
Joking aside, we do know that this isn’t the actual reason the comic came to a close as the author previously shared:
“It breaks my heart that I had to end it, and we have to move on… but I just love this world too much to stretch things out until it doesn’t live up to what I want it to be. I got to tell my story exactly how I wanted to, for 193 issues, and end it on my terms, with no interference at all along the way… at any point. That’s such a rare thing, and it doesn’t exist without the unyielding support this series got from readers like you.”
He would later add to this when addressing critics who felt the story was getting “repetitious” as “I feel like the story wasn’t repetitious. I felt like it escalated. But I was acutely aware of how it could become repetitious, and I really wanted to avoid that. I knew I would have to wrap it up.”
While I’d still love to know more about how Carl turned out and where the story would go from the last issue, I’m thrilled that he at least gave us a look into the future of the series.
Source: Comic Book